On the occasion of United Nations Day, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU), reflects on the important role the United Nations (UN) plays in gathering the world’s nations together.
s Dr Doumbia-Henry stated, maritime is an inherently international industry requires international cooperation, and for this reason, WMU welcomes students from over 50 countries annually, to immerse themselves in maritime and ocean postgraduate education and research that has a meaningful impact on the maritime and ocean sectors.
In an unwavering commitment to peace and cooperation, the UN and UN system carry out critical work through fostering discussion and collaboration with the aim of uniting member States and averting conflict.
With 5,634 alumni from 171 countries and territories, WMU is affecting real change globally, including promoting sustainable development through our uniquely focused maritime and ocean education, research and capacity building programmes
Since 2015, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has provided a blueprint for peace and prosperity for humanity and our planet. “WMU is well positioned to deliver tangible contributions to advancing the 2030 Agenda that is a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity,” added Dr Doumbia-Henry, and concluded by saying that:
We are proud to be part of the UN family, fostering understanding and cooperation among member States through the education of the maritime and ocean leaders of tomorrow